Residents approve of city park, building sale near U.N.

New York /
Sep.September 20, 2011 01:39 PM

Almost three-quarters of East Side residents approve of proposals to sell city-owned land — including the Robert Moses Playground next to the United Nations and U.N. Plaza 1 and 2, two city-owned building occupied by the U.N. on 44th Street — to finance the completion of a 21-block gap in the East River Greenway, according to the Friends of the East River Greenway, Crain’s reported.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation in July calling for a decision to be reached by Oct. 10 between city and state officials to sell the 29,000-square-foot park at East 42nd Street and First Avenue.

David Cantor, a spokesperson for the Friends of the East River Greenway, said $200 million would likely be generated by the land deals to fill the greenway gap.

“The greenway would create a far more open space out there than there is now,” he told Crain’s. “Part of our argument is that the East Side has the least amount of open area in Manhattan.” [Crain’s]


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Governor Andrew Cuomo and Senator James Skoufis (Credit: Getty Images, NY Senate)
Owners of some residential properties can’t hide behind LLCs anymore
Owners of some residential properties can’t hide behind LLCs anymore
Governor Andrew Cuomo and 538 Johnson Avenue in Brooklyn (Credit: Google Maps and Getty Images)
Landlords take another hit: Cuomo signs expanded Loft Law
Landlords take another hit: Cuomo signs expanded Loft Law
Governor Andrew Cuomo (Credit: Getty Images)
Cuomo wants to exempt NYC from prevailing wage bill
Cuomo wants to exempt NYC from prevailing wage bill
Gary LaBarbera now leads the New York City and New York State councils. (Getty)
Gary LaBarbera quietly takes helm of building trades statewide
Gary LaBarbera quietly takes helm of building trades statewide
House of Yes in Brooklyn (Getty)
New York’s venues operators say reopening isn’t “financially viable”
New York’s venues operators say reopening isn’t “financially viable”
All in all, the $212 billion budget is a mixed bag for the industry. (Getty/Illustration by Kevin Rebong for The Real Deal)
Real estate’s wins and losses in new state budget
Real estate’s wins and losses in new state budget
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Getty, iStock)
Cuomo’s $1.3B for Penn Station work can’t go to towers
Cuomo’s $1.3B for Penn Station work can’t go to towers
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (Getty; iStock/Illustration by Kevin Rebong for The Real Deal)
NY lawmakers near deal to hike income tax for top earners
NY lawmakers near deal to hike income tax for top earners
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...